Nation Media Group

Nation Media GroupThe Alfred Friendly Press Partners and Nation Media Group (NMG) have worked in partnership to bring 11 fellows to U.S. newsrooms. The Kansas City Star has been a big supporter of this initiative hosting seven NMG fellows over the years.  In addition to the fellowships, Press Partners President Randall D. Smith and journalists from The Kansas City Star conducted training workshops focused on enhancing the digital journalism skills of reporters and news managers at NMG.

NMG founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959 has become the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa.  It has been quoted on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since the early 1970s.  As the leading multi-media house in the East Africa region, it has print as well as electronic media which attracts a regular readership quite unparalleled in the region.

Past Alfred Friendly Nation Media Group Fellows Include:

  • Mr. Mutegi Njau, 1992, Kenya, hosted by The Kansas City Star
  • Mr. Eric Shimoli, 1998, Kenya, hosted by the Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Mr. Franklin Awori Obudo, 2002, Kenya, hosted by The Kansas City Star
  • Mr. James Mugumo Munene, 2007, Kenya, The Kansas City Star
  • Mr. Samuel “Sam” Siringi, 2008, Kenya, hosted by The Kansas City Star
  • Mr. Rodney Muhumuza, 2009, Uganda, hosted by The Kansas City Star
  • Mr. Washington Njaramba Gikunju, 2010, Kenya, hosted by the Columbia Missourian at the University of Missouri and The Kansas City Star
  • Ms. Priscilla Wangui Maina “Wangui”, 2011, Kenya, hosted by the Columbia Missourian at the University of Missouri and the Chicago Tribune
  • Mr. John Ngirachu, 2012, Kenya, hosted by The Kansas City Star
  • Mr. Mugambi Mutegi, 2013, Kenya, hosted by the Chicago Tribune
  • Mr. Harry Misiko, 2014, Kenya, hosted by The Washington Post